Many of you have been asking us what our plans are since the mandates are all coming to an end. Contract tracing, health checks, cleaning/sanitizing protocols, and rapid testing will all be adjusted to accommodate where we are in the pandemic, while moving into the endemic phase.
The PurEnvi Team met and discussed what we feel comfortable doing, and not doing. While the mandates themselves are ending, this simply means that the province and municipalities will no longer be regulating work places, and the public. The advice, however, from medical and science experts is they still strongly encourage the use of masks when in large groups and/or when distancing is not possible.
MASKS ~ Given that the personal care industry works physically close to our clients, we have decided that we shall continue wearing masks, and still ask our clients to continue wearing them while in the spa. We will however discontinue the use of face shields, unless preforming a service that requires the removal of masks such as facials, lip/chin waxes and beard trims. This will be in effect until the end of March, and we shall monitor and examine this every 2 weeks, and adjust as needed.
CONTRACT TRACING & HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE ~ The gathering of contact information is a requirement for our industry. So although we will discontinue taking temperatures and asking health and travel related questions, we will be verifying your contact information on a somewhat regular basis, along with a general check-in to make sure you are not feeling unwell at the time of your visit. It is still very important to cancel your appointment if you feel unwell.
CLEANING/SANITIZING PROTOCOLS ~ At PurEnvi, this was already something we did after all esthetic services, and will continue for the hair related services and common touch surfaces too.
RAPID TESTING ~ We will continue to perform rapid tests on ourselves either at the beginning of every shift, or move down to twice a week. Rapid tests have been hard to get a hold of, so as long as we can get them, we shall be monitoring ourselves.
April 27th : All remaining measures, directives and orders end
This will then also include public transit, LTC homes, health care settings and congregant care and living settings. The PurEnvi Team is not sure what our work space will look like by then, but shall keep everyone updated!
We shall continuously monitor and assess the needs of the business and the health of all and will update our protocols to adjust to any changing situations
Thank you all for your continued support and loyalty. With virtual hugs;
Anna, Carl and the whole of the PurEnvi Team